The Duel

Three-Way Tie for Favorite to Win 2019 World Series With Massive Jump for One MLB Team

By Taylor Smith
Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays v Boston Red Sox / Maddie Meyer

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As we enter May, some World Series contenders are starting to show their true colors while some dark-horse teams are revealing themselves as well.

While the three teams with the best odds – the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees – remain the same, there were some shakeups from other potential contenders.

Who Won the World Series in 2018

The defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox experienced a serious tumble. They held the second-best odds on Opening Day, but have since dropped from +650 to +1000, likely due to the disappointing start some of their stars have had.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' odds, on the other hand, have improved drastically since Opening Day. They sat at +7500 a few weeks ago and are now +3700 to win the World Series. The D-backs are in second place in the NL West, just one game behind the Dodgers.

The Tampa Bay Rays, who continue to lead the AL East, are now +2000 to win it all and compare well to other recent World Series champions.

With about five months left of regular-season baseball, these odds are sure to move again as pretenders become contenders and vice versa.

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